My one year anniversary !

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Today is the one year anniversary of my becoming a member. I started by LMLonghairs voyage by a long distance trip to the non-salon where I met Louise Marie and had a “hair changing” experience.

When I first saw LML I had hair just past my shoulders and it was “blunt cut”. I had been growing it out for two years…since experimenting with short hair. I had a bad step in my hair length around my ear. And I had some twizzly hairs that LML showed me as being root damaged hairs.

I won’t go into the details of that first non-salon visit any further. That day I had my fiance take pictures of me (/my hair) from the front and the back so I could compare later. I took home my magicpack and started experiementing. Since that day I have not once used a product other than Louise Marie’s. I have faithfully scrubbed my scalp with #18 every day. ANd, washed every day (rather than my previous every other day). And, the biggest change I made was to wash my hair rightside up in the shower…I had to buy swimmer’s ear plugs to convince myself to do that one.

It’s been a long haul. I’ve struggled with twizzlies. And fuzzies. And dry feeling hair. I’ve learned a lot along the way. My hair has undergone a major shape change after three LML cuts. At this point it is bra strap length (just barely, at the longest point) and has a “natural” curve at the bottom, rather than being blunt cut. My hair feels totally different in texture. A lot less “plastic”. It’s regained some of the colour it had lost (I was becoming more of that sun-bleached straw colour with each passing year). The character of my hair’s shine has totally changed from being a surface gloss (like a polished wax) to being a deep shine. Also, I think my hair is thicker than it used to be. It seems to have more body/volume.

Possibly the best change for my hair has been that I rarely get tangles any more. Even when I wear collars. For most of my life my hair has been this length (except that experimenting with short hair three years ago). All along I had to wear it in ponytails most of hte winter to avoid knots at the nape of my neck. Not any more.

The best change overall has been the total elimination of the eczema from my scalp. I have fairly bad atopic allergic dermatitis and have struggled with it for my whole life. For years I have had to periodically treat my scalp with an alcohol based strong steroid to prevent my eczema patches from getting worse/getting infected. I haven’t had more than a day or two of trouble in the last year. A remarkable turnaround. The skin on my hands and my face has also dramatically improved with use of LML products.

I have an appointment to go see “the hair doctor” next weekend in Toronto. I plan to take my one year anniversary pictures both tonight, and after LMLs ministrations on the weekend. I expect I will see a real difference in the photos.

So, hang tight and keep writing in those Diaries. With Louise Marie’s guidance, and a little bit of patience, you can have the best hair of your life!


March 20, 2017

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